ISBN-13: 9781849396592

RRP: £6.99

Published: 4th July 2013

Length: 224 Pages

Words: 41597 Words

The Great Unexpected

In the little town of Blackbird Tree a series of curious events unfold when Naomi and Lizzie, two spirited orphan girls, meet the strangely charming new boy, Finn. Three locked trunks, the mysterious Dingle Dangle man, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy change their lives for ever. As the story alternates between their small town and across-the-ocean Ireland, two worlds are woven together, revealing that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.

'One of those stories that stays with you long after you have finished reading.' Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller


"Sprightly and warm...very rewarding"
Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

"I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone."
Teen Titles

"Gently timeless atmosphere...featherlight touch."
The Guardian

"An enchanting tale to treasure in which ordinary folk find fairies’ gold, run across crooked bridges and mend their broken hearts. "
Kirkus Starred Review

"Creech's characters are endearing and her writing is a delight in this intriguing book. One of those stories that stays with you long after you have finished reading."
Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller